Congressman Pete Olson

Representing the 22nd District of Texas

Olson Participates in Brazoria County Hurricane Harvey Anniversary Discussion

August 31, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) participated in a Hurricane Harvey discussion panel hosted by the Pearland Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, August 30. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, State Senator Larry Taylor, State Rep. Ed Thompson and Col. Lars Zetterstrom from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also participated in the panel, moderated by Sasha Costa, Pearland Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman. The panel provided an update and answered questions regarding Hurricane Harvey recovery and hurricane preparedness.

“Since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas a year ago, we’ve secured $537 million for critical disaster recovery projects in the Houston area and worked with government agencies to speed up FEMA home inspections, provide tax relief for victims of Harvey, and extend the National Flood Insurance Program,” Rep. Pete Olson said. “Our work isn’t finished, but I‘m continually amazed by my fellow Texans and folks across the nation who came together to help our communities rebuild after Harvey. We truly are #HoustonStrong.”

TX22 Constituents in need of assistance are encouraged to contact Olson’s office at 281-494-2690 or visit if they have been denied FEMA reimbursement following Harvey, or have questions regarding the reimbursement process. 

A full video of the panel can be found here.

Rep. Pete Olson Answers Questions about Harvey Recovery

Col. Lars Zetterstrom State Rep. Ed Thompson Rep. Olson Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, State Senator Larry Taylor participated in the panel moderated by Sasha Costa.



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